Waste management

Membrane crystallization for water and mineral recovery

Research project Sufficient water supply in South Africa is a huge problem and together with future risk of insufficient supply of other resources such as minerals, it emphasizes on improved research and development within these areas. This project has three main ...
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Governing solar electronic waste recycling in Kenya

Research project The diffusion of small-scale, off-grid solar (OGS) devices, such as solar lanterns and solar home systems, have increased rapidly and significantly across countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The solar electronic waste (SEW) being generated and dis ...
Period: 2021-04-1 to 2023-09-30 Countries: Kenya Lead institution: UNEP DTU Partnership (UNEPDTU), Denmark Partner institutions: University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenya Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark Project code: 20-M07DTU Total grant: 4,998,719 DKK
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Environmental sustainability of hotels on Zanzibar

Research project Tourism is one of world’s largest economic sectors, generating 9.8% of global GDP and 284 million jobs to the global economy in 2015. However, the sector has also been criticized for operating in an unsustainable manner, impacting natural resources a ... First-year report With the increased international and national attention to the importance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for future economy, environment, livelihoods and health, the implementation of the EnSuZa project is considered v ...
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Xenobiotics and heavy metals in Ghana

Research project The project addresses dispersal and effects of heavy metals and xenobiotic substances in the Ghanaian environment, primarily from rapidly increasing activities in informal economic sectors like artisanal mining (ASM) and management of waste electroni ... Midterm report: Analysis of country-scale samples is complete (output 1, outcome 3). It seems likely that soil concentrations have increased significantly in mining communities in Ghana (output 2). We found severe mercury pollution localized in ...
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Green & circular innovation for Kenyan companies (GECKO)

Research project The Gecko project aims to provide scientific insights and an algorithm for designing and projecting high-circular eco-industrial parks in Kenya. The project investigates if and under what conditions developing countries such as Kenya may gain environ ... Midterm report The screening follow up and sampling are far but not quite finished, but most data are collected in a shared database (output 1.1) which forms the basis for the research. Obejctive 2, analysis and suggestions for circular governance ...
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Mobility grant of Ms Nita Rukminasari

Research project Our proposed project for this mobility program is Assessing the potency of seaweed waste biomass from carrageenan industry for bioethanol production. I will conduct this proposed project with Prof. Marianne Thomsen, Department of Environmental Scienc ...
Period: 2020-01-31 to 2020-10-30 Countries: Indonesia Lead institutions: Aarhus University (AU), Department of Environmental Science, Denmark Hasanuddin University (UNHAS), Indonesia Project code: 19-MG07AU Total grant: 168,600 DKK
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Mobility Grant of Mr Sri Harjanto

Research project Resource efficiency and sustainability of raw materials are essential societal challenges, which draw increasing attention worldwide. All nations are strongly encouraged to move towards a greener, more resource efficient and climate-resilient economy ...Research activities in terms of literature review, technical discussion and laboratory visits were undertaken at SDU. Guest lecture by Prof. Sri Harjanto was held on 19 Sep. Industrial visit to COWI (Dr. Joan M. Nielsen) was implemented on 26 Sep. ...
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Mobility Grant of Ms Mamata Mohapatra

Research project The aim of the research collaborations is to develop synergistic energy materials applicable to scalable renewable energy storage technology from secondary sources such as spent lithium ion battery. The crucial ingredients of lithium-ion batteries, ... The initiative of the collaboration results the development of a novel process involving VOC-assisted leaching developed for recovering Cobalt based energy materials from spent lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) with comprehensive characterization using A ...
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